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Tuesday, September 11, 2018


It seems like only yesterday that we heard the incredible news about the attack and destruction of the World Trade Center in New York.  It was such a major event that you only have to say 9/11, without the year or place or any other identifier, and the majority of people alive today will remember exactly where they were when they heard the news.  It was the most unbelievable and incredibly sad event of my lifetime.

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On to tales of packing for a move.  I found a fountain pen when I was cleaning out my closet - a Schaefer with a blue see-through barrel.  Remember those?  I also found a partial box of cartridges.  I could see the cartridges still had ink in them but the question is, (1) will the ink flow and (2) can I still buy cartridges if these don't work.  I can't wait to try it out after the move.

I also found several single earrings in the strangest places.  Since I already packed my earrings I can't match them up yet.  Hopefully, they will put an end to the bucket of singles earrings I have accumulated.  It will be like an early Christmas when I put the pairs together again.

And finally, I found a stapler I thought I lost about three jobs ago.  It was a really good stapler that had an easy push and usually perfect results.  I hated the bad staplers I was given at many jobs - so I bought my own.   Sounds stupid but I loved that stapler. 

Well, that's about it.  I've been slow on keeping up with everyone.  However, I will brag that I've got almost everything packed even though it's a little less than two weeks before the move.  I know most sane people would just be starting to pack, but I have to be prepared because there is always something that pops up at the end and I am just too old, tired and poor to have anything major go wrong. 


  1. Oh do I ever understand that line, "too old, tired and poor...." I'm with you. Besides better to be prepared and done sooner than last minute rushing. That always makes me think I forgot something.

  2. Too old, too tired, too poor - yep that seems to describe me. Yesterday was one of those days I couldn't even move after we reached our destination. I'm not sure I could survive packing again. I think you're smart to get it done ahead of time.

  3. Great job packing. I am never early at that business!

    I was teaching in Newfoundland on 9/11 and we watched the towers go down on tv like the rest of the world. When US air space was closed, planes landed in Gander nearby with over 6000 passengers. They were there several days and taken in by the people in the area.

  4. I was in the classroom that 9/11. I didn't know what was happening until another teacher came in at the end of class to tell me. It was a hard day and the emotional impact can still rise to the surface on these anniversaries.

  5. "Sounds stupid but I loved that stapler" -- Love is Love. I don't judge!